Mushanana

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Rwandese dancers wearing mushananas

The mushanana (plural: mishanana) is the traditional ceremonial dress of women in Rwanda.[1] It consists of a wrapped skirt bunched at the hips and a sash draped over one shoulder, typically worn over a tank top or bustier. The fabric used for the mushanana may be any color and is often gauzy and lightweight to create a flowing effect. Mushananas are no longer frequently used as daily wear, but rather are worn on formal occasions such as to attend church services, weddings or funerals.[2] They are standard costumes for female dancers in Intore dance troupes.

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